Louis LAmour said that the West was no place for the frightened or the mean. It was a big country needing big men and women to live in it. This volume presents eight of LAmours ever-popular short storieshistory that lives forever. Mistakes Can Kill You Johnny ODay, once rescued by the Redlin family, may be the only one who can save Sam Redlin from gambler and saloon owner Loss Degner in a fight over a woman. The Man from Battle Flat A potential range war between nesters and ranchers has divided the townspeople, and now Bush Leason, the big nester, has shot Shorty Grimes in the back. The Lion Hunter and the Lady Cat Morgan is in the process of bagging a big mountain lion alive, with the help of Long John Williams, a wizard with a rope, when a lynch posse arrives and accuses Cat and Long John of horse stealingand they intend to hang them right there. The One for the Mohave Kid The Mohave Kid is deadly with a gun and a vicious character, but he is part of a large clan that protects him because he is family. When Marshal Ab Kale orders the Kid to stay away from his town, the Kid sees it as a tempting challenge. West Is Where the Heart Is Home is still more than two hundred miles away when Jim London comes across the burned-out wagon train with only one survivor, a five-year-old girl. Hell have to take her with him. Home in the Valley If Steve Mehan can make it to Portland, Oregon, from Sacramento on horseback and beat the steamer carrying some bad news, he can still recoup the money to save five ranches back home. Fork Your Own Broncs Mac Marcy is a small-time rancher whose cattle access a water hole on Bob Kenyons land, until Kenyon fences it off during a heat wave. But Kenyons daughter knows of a secret water source. West of the Tularosa Ward McQueen, foreman for the Tumbling K, is accused of killing a nearby rancher and hes going to need some help to prove his innocence.